09/19/2013 @ 7:00 pm
Vieve Gore Concert Hall in the Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory
Westminster College 1840 South 1300 East
Salt Lake City
As part of Westminster’s Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business’ 25th Anniversary celebration, Terri Kelly, the president and CEO of W.L. Gore & Associates, will present a lecture on Sept. 19, 2013, at 7 p.m. in the Vieve Gore Concert Hall in the Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory. The lecture is entitled “The Gore Culture as a Strategic Competitive Advantage.”
Kelly is president and CEO of W.L. Gore & Associates, a multi-billion dollar enterprise that employs more than 10,000 associates in 45 plants around the world. Gore specializes in fluoropolymer-based materials (Teflon) that are utilized in a wide array of high-value products, including GORE-TEX® fabric, medical devices, filtration and venting products and many other advanced technology solutions. Gore is as well known for its innovative management philosophy and culture, as for its multitude of unique products. The “team-based, flat lattice” organization was developed by its founder to “foster personal initiative.”
Kelly joined Gore as an engineer in 1983 after graduating summa cum laude from the University of Delaware with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. In her early years with the company, she gained experience as a product specialist with the military fabrics business a unit she eventually led—helping it grow from a small start-up venture into a leading producer of protective products for the global armed forces.